Firefox laggards offered security update
3.0.12 release fixes multiple critical bugs
Mozilla has released a security and stability update for users still running 3.0.x versions of Firefox.
Firefox 3.0.12 addresses security and performance bugs in the open source browser for users yet to upgrade to 3.5.x, which was released with great fanfare in late June.
The 3.0.12 update addresses five critical flaws, arising from memory corruption flaws and separate problems involving font glyph rendering libraries and handling Flash, as explained here. There's also a fix for a less serious security vulnerability involving wrappers.
Stability problems where Firefox 3.0.11 would occasionally freeze when accessing the Java plug-in on Windows XP are also addressed with the Windows versions of Firefox 3.0.12. Meanwhile the Apple-flavoured Mac OS X version of the release tackles an AppleScript bug, as explained in Mozilla's release notes here.
Mozilla intends to continue releasing security and stability updates for older versions of its browser until January 2010, while encouraging users to upgrade sooner rather than later. ®
I generally have a bunch of tabs open on my corporate FireFox, which runs through an authenticated proxy.
Every time that an update comes through, or I have to restart for any other reason, the stupid thing prompts me for my proxy password for every single request until it has fully started up, even though I have ticked the 'remember password' box.
Having to click okay for every single extension update check, and several times for every tab, takes me bloody ages. Call me when you have a fix for this and then I'll upgrade.
Yup, only in the one window. for home browsing purposes. at work i need to use IE, for various reason.
Takes 2-3 updates
Before the new version is stable and secure enough to run in industrial applications. You confuse lag with allowing the new version to come up to speed so it's worth doing 35 installs.